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Back to School 2022: The Best Small Appliances for College Students

BACK TO SCHOOL 2022: THE BEST SMALL APPLIANCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Going back to school can be a hectic and expensive time for college students. There are so many things to think about and buy, from textbooks and school supplies to new clothes and furniture. But one thing that’s often overlooked is small appliances.

Small appliances can make life much easier for college students, whether you’re living in a dorm or an off-campus apartment. They can help with things like laundry, food preparation, and cleaning. And they don’t have to be expensive.

Here are some of the best small appliances for college students:

1. An indoor electric grill for when you get homesick for your backyard BBQ.

An indoor electric grill is a great way to bring the taste of home-cooked food to your college dorm or apartment. Grilling is a healthy cooking method that can help you avoid the dreaded “freshman 15.” Plus, it’s a great way to bond with your roommates and make new friends.

2. A mini oven master for when you need a break from the dining hall.

mini oven is perfect for college students who want to eat healthier or save money by cooking their own meals. It’s also great for those late-night study sessions when you need a quick snack.

3. A countertop dishwasher so you don't have to waste your time hand-washing dishes

countertop dishwasher is a space-saving appliance that can be a real lifesaver for college students. It’s perfect for small apartments and dorms, and it can save you a lot of time and energy. Dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand, so they’re also more environmentally friendly.

4. A luminous SPA massage shower head to relax after a long day of classes

massage shower head can help you relax after a long day of classes. It’s also great for relieving muscle pain and tension. And it’s a whole lot cheaper than going to a professional spa! And it’s great for saving water so you can help the environment too.

5. A juicer or blender to make healthy smoothies and juices

Juicing and blending are great ways to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, even if you’re short on time. A juicer or blender can also help you save money by making your own healthy snacks and beverages instead of buying them from the cafeteria or campus vending machines.

6. A stand mixer for when you want to bake cookies or cupcakes

stand mixer is a must-have for any college student who loves to bake. With a mixer, you can make homemade cookies, cupcakes, breads, and other treats with ease. It’s also a great way to impress your friends and roommates.

So, whether you’re a student heading back to school or just in need of an upgrade for your current kitchen situation, we hope this guide has helped you discover the perfect small appliance for your needs. From blenders and juicers to grills and ovens, there’s something for everyone on this list. And remember, even the simplest of appliances can make a big difference in your college experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping for your new small appliance today!

Strawberry Shortcake with Thyme and Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake with Thyme and Whipped Cream

This light and refreshing dessert is the perfect way to show your mom how much you care. The strawberries are a symbol of love, and the thyme adds a touch of elegance.

Ingredients

• 1-pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon freshly minced thyme

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 1 tablespoon baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

• 1 cup heavy cream, divided

• 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

• Thyme sprigs, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat Ventray Oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In the Ventray grill, combine strawberries, sugar, thyme, and lemon juice. Set aside.

3. In Ventray SM600 stand mixer, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter pieces and rub them into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Pour in 1/2 cup of cream and mix with a fork until dough comes together. If the dough is too dry, add more cream 1 tablespoon at a time.

5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter or glass to cut out circles and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6. Gather dough scraps together and reroll. Cut out additional biscuits and place them on the baking sheet.

7. Brush the tops of the biscuits with cream and sprinkle with sugar.

8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and jam. Enjoy!

Make This Recipe With

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

These muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and moist. The coffee cake topping is an added bonus that will make your mom feel extra special.

Ingredients

• 1 box of yellow cake mix

• 1 cup sour cream

• 2 eggs

• ½ cup vegetable oil

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Coffee Cake Topping:

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1 tablespoon cinnamon

• 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1. Preheat Ventray Oven to 350 degrees F. 

2. In the Ventray SM600 stand mixer, combine cake mix, sour cream, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended.

3. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. 

4. Fill muffin cups ¾ full with batter. Then, top with coffee cake topping. 

5. Bake for 18-22 minutes. 

6. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These pancakes are a delicious twist on a classic breakfast favorite. They’re perfect for moms with sweet tooth, and they’re sure to bring a smile to their faces.

Ingredients

• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 3 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 egg, beaten

• 1 cup milk

• 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

• 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in Ventray SM600 stand mixer. In Ventray SM600 stand mixer, whisk together egg, milk, and melted butter. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix until well blended.

2. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Grease the Ventray grill with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the grill for each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. 

4. Serve hot with syrup and butter.

Make This Recipe With

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

This classic French dish is perfect for a special occasion like Mother’s Day. It’s made with eggs, bacon, and cheese, so it’s sure to please everyone at the table.

Ingredients

• 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust

• 6 strips of bacon, diced

• 1/2 cup diced onion

• 3 eggs

• 1 cup milk

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

• 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

1. Preheat the Ventray Oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In Ventray grill, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels. Add onion to the bacon fat; cook over medium heat until softened.

3. In Ventray SM600 stand mixer, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in bacon, onion, and cheese. Pour mixture into pie crust.

4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until set. Allow cooling slightly before serving.

5. Enjoy!

Make This Recipe With

Deviled Egg Chicks

Deviled Egg Chicks

Prep Time: 10 mins     Cook Time: 15 mins    Total Time: 25 mins     Servings: 12 deviled egg chicks

Ingredients

• 12 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled

• 1/3 cup mayonnaise

• 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, or add to taste

• 1/4 tsp garlic powder

• 1/8 tsp salt, or add to taste

• 1 small carrot, peeled and sliced into rings

• 6 black olives

 

Directions

1. Peel 12 hard-boiled eggs.

2. Slice off a very thin layer from the base of the egg with a sharp knife.

3. Cut off a generous top third of the egg.

4. Squeeze around the egg base gently to loosen the yolk and it should pop right out.

5. Keep the lids paired with their bases.

6. Mash the cooked yolks well with a fork.

7. Mix the mashed yolks, mayonnaise, Dijon, garlic powder, salt together in Ventray MK37 stand mixer, blend until smooth.

8. Transfer mixture to ziploc or pastry bag and pipe generously into egg bases. Place top 1/3 back over the base and press down slightly to adhere.

9. Insert 2 olive spots for the eyes and 2 carrot wedges for the beak.

10. Set chicks on a platter and garnish with fresh parsley. 

Make This Recipe With

Easter Dunkaroo Dip

Easter Dunkaroo Dip

Prep Time: 15 mins    Cook Time: 15 mins    Total Time: 30 mins    Servings: 5 cups

Ingredients

• 15.25 oz. box Funfetti cake mix, dry

• 8 ounces cool whip thawed

• 3.25 oz. snack packs vanilla pudding (not dry)

• 3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

 

Directions

1. Add the cake mix to a microwave-safe bowl (in the microwave) using 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval), until it reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F to heat the cake mix.

2. Cool the cake mix for about 10 minutes, stirring every few times to release heat.

3. Mix the cooled cake mix, cool whip, pudding, and sprinkles together in Ventray SM600 stand mixer until fully blended.

4. Serve.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Prep Time: 5 mins     Cook Time: 1 min     Freezing: 45 mins     Total Time: 51 mins     Servings: 20

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

• 1/4 cup butter softened

• 3 cups sifted powdered sugar

• 1 tbsp. vanilla

• 3 tbsp. milk

• 14-16 oz. melting chocolate wafers

• Sprinkles optional

Directions

1. Use Ventray SM600 stand mixer to mix all ingredients together. Mix until it forms a soft dough.

2. Scoop peanut butter mixture with a cookie scoop. Roll and form into an egg shape, slightly press down to flatten.

3. Place peanut butter eggs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes or until hard.

4. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl (in the microwave) using 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval) until smooth.

5. Dip peanut butter eggs in chocolate. Then set them on the baking sheet lined with wax paper.

6. Add sprinkles immediately before the chocolate hardens.

Strawberry Bunnies and Carrots Cake

Strawberry Bunnies and Carrots Cake

This delicious and festive cake is made with a fluffy white cake and strawberry frosting, and it’s decorated with edible carrot decorations.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

• 1 cup granulated sugar

• 2 large eggs, at room temperature

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Frosting:

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

• 3 cups powdered sugar

• 1/4 cup strawberry puree

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To Decorate:

• Carrots, cut out of orange fondant

Directions

1. Preheat the VENTRAY oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 6-inch round baking pans.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In the bowl of the VENTRAY electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

4. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

5. To make the frosting, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and salt, and beat until smooth. Frost the cooled cake.

Why You Need SM600 Stand Mixer Attachments

WHY YOU NEED SM600 STAND MIXER ATTACHMENTS

The SM600 stand mixer is a powerful tool that can do a lot of jobs, but it needs help to do them all well. That’s where attachments come in, and they can make a big difference in your baking and cooking results.

There are many different attachments available for the SM600, each with its own unique set of benefits and uses. Here are all the attachments you might need for your SM600, and what they can do for you.

What are the different SM600 stand mixer attachments?

Optional Attachments:

3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachments Set

3-in-1 Pasta Maker Attachment

Meat Grinder Attachment

Vegetable Slicer Shredder Attachment

Included Attachments:

.Wire Whisk

.Dough Hook

.Flat Beater

.Stainless steel bowl/mixing bowl

.Pouring shield

How can the SM600 stand mixer attachments help you in the kitchen?

Make your own pasta

With the pasta attachment, you can easily make fresh pasta at home. No more buying dried noodles from the store!

There are two kinds of pasta attachments for you to choose from:

1. 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachments Set

This set comes with a pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and spaghetti cutter. With this attachment, you can make all kinds of pasta, from lasagna to fettuccine.

2. 3-in-1 Pasta Maker Attachment

The 3-in-1 pasta maker attachment can make spaghetti, fettuccine, and ravioli. It has a built-in cutter that makes it easy to get the perfect shape for your pasta every time.

Grind your own meat

The meat grinder attachment lets you grind your own beef, pork, chicken, or make sausage at home, so you know it’s fresh and healthy. This is a great way to make sure that you’re getting quality meat that hasn’t been processed or is full of preservatives.

What’s Included

.1 Food Tray

.1 Grinder Body

.1 Grind Worm

.1 Food Pusher

.2 Sausage Stuffing Tubes

.2 Grinding Blades

.1 Stuffing Tube Holder

.4 Grinding Plates

.1 Cleaning Brush

Use it as a food processor

The slicing and shredding attachments turn your stand mixers into a powerful food processor, perfect for making quick work of chopping vegetables or shredding cheese.

What’s Included

.1 Attachment Housing

.1 Food Pusher

.1 Slicing Blade

.1 Medium Shredding Blade

.1 Coarse Shredding Blade

Additional Mixing Attachments Included and Their Functions

Wire Whisk

The wire whisk is the most versatile of all the attachments. It can be used for mixing, aerating, emulsifying, and whipping.

Flat Beater

The flat beater is great for stirring and mixing normal to heavy batters, sauces, or cake batter.

Dough Hook

The dough hook is specially designed to knead bread dough, mix the dough.

6.35 QT Stainless Bowl

The mixing bowl is made of high-quality stainless steel and can hold up to 6.35 quarts.

What can you make with these attachments?

With these attachments, you will be able to make a variety of recipes that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make by hand or use a hand mixer(hand mixers). In addition, the attachments can also help you save time in the kitchen.

Why is it important to have a variety of SM600 stand mixer attachments on hand for different tasks?

Different attachments serve different purposes. Having a variety of attachments on hand allows you to tackle any recipe, no matter what it calls for. Plus, having multiple attachments means you can mix, knead, and whip with one appliance – talk about efficiency! Most stand mixers don’t have these attachments options.

In general, the more attachments your electric mixer has, the more versatile it will be.

So, if you want a versatile kitchen appliance like kitchenaid stand mixer/kitchenaid mixer that can help you with a variety of tasks but at a lower price, make sure to invest in a stand mixer with a good selection of attachments like VENTRAY stand mixer. With the right attachments on hand, you’ll be able to tackle any kitchen task, no matter how big or small.